Profile: US Fuel Corp (USFF.PK)
6 Dec 2013
U.S. Fuel Corporation, formerly known as Nuclear Solutions, Inc., along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Fuel Frontiers, Inc. (FFI), is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of technologies and processes, which are early-stage, theoretical or commercially unproven. The Company operates a technical business and focuses on developing facilities to produce ultra-clean synthetic diesel from coal and other materials using a plasma-based gasification system and a conventional synthesis gas-to-fuel reforming system based upon Fisher-Tropsch technology. The primary business of FFI is to plan, design, finance, construct, and operate multiple gas-to-liquid synthetic fuel synthesis facilities worldwide to transform waste materials, such as used tires, waste coal, solid and liquid municipal wastes, biomass, and other similar societal refuse into high-value, gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuels, such as ultra-clean diesel. FFI is focused on the production of ultra-clean GTL Diesel fuel.
The FFI approach for the production of ultra-clean diesel occurs in two stages. In the first stage the feedstock material is fed into a plasma processing system, such as the Westinghouse Plasma Gasifier (WPG) which transforms the feedstock material into synthesis gas, which is composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The heart of Westinghouse’s Plasma Gasifier contains a plasma field that reaches temperatures up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The plasma breaks down feedstock materials, such as coal, used tires, wood wastes, as well as petroleum coke and other materials, to their core elements in a manner, which generates amounts of synthesis gas. Excess heat energy is removed from the resulting synthesis gas and recovered to generate electricity on-site, which can be used to provide power to the system. The cooled synthesis gas is then refined for purity and passed to the second stage. In the second stage, the refined synthesis gas, which is composed primarily of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, is converted into ultra-clean diesel though a modified Fischer-Tropsch gas-to-liquids synthesis process for diesel fuels. The process applies a metallic catalyst to chemically transform the synthesis gas into a liquid fuel, which is then refined to fuel-grade standards.
The Company competes with Lockheed-Martin, General Atomics and Raytheon.
US Fuel Corp
Ste.200, 277 White Horse Pike
ATCO NJ 08004